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If you haven't watched Elysium, the movie's plot revolves around a very large space station hosting the former Earth's elite inhabitants - a hyper-modern and classy community with immaculate grounds, the highest technology available, stylish architecture and design, and a beautiful environment overall.

What places on Earth come closest to this description, from the point of view of a tourist:

  • modern
  • classy
  • immaculate
  • high-tech
  • luxurious

Feel free to downplay particular aspects - for instance, Vegas would come close in luxury and architecture but not so much in terms on inhabitants' educational level. Silicon Valley would have advanced technology, but landscaping and architecture are abysmal.

Pictures speak a thousand words.

Elysium

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closed as too broad by Santa C., mindcorrosive Feb 22 at 22:29

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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By all means, go ahead and ask on Quora. Stack Exchange sites make a point in avoiding open-ended and too broad questions such as this, with the result of significant increase in signal-to-noise ratio. You are very much welcome to ask a specific question that can be answered reasonably objectively and does not invite long lists of answers. I'm sure from your experience on SO you are aware certain types of questions are not allowed, and it's a matter of SE policy, nod assumption on the part of mods. –  mindcorrosive Feb 23 at 6:09
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Tropical Islands in Germany looks close to this. –  mouviciel Feb 23 at 9:45
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@mindcorrosive: Where did all the previous comments go? If people like mouviciel (thank you) want to answer, why is there a need for others to play the role of censoring dictator? If the concern is long list of answers, why not use a targeted keyhole solution - capping the answers to the first X? Quora does the same: answers with downvotes are hidden by default (SE does something similar with comments - it only shows the first X). Closing questions is too broad of a solution for the particular problem you've listed. –  Dan Dascalescu Feb 23 at 21:55
    
I had also edited my question a number of times and asked someone (Russel-something, I can't remember, and my comments and his were deleted) for feedback on reopening. If this question is "put on hold as too broad", I assume I should have chance to improve it? –  Dan Dascalescu Feb 23 at 22:20
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I've posted the question on Quora and the experience has been much better than here. –  Dan Dascalescu Feb 23 at 23:31